Friday Five: Must-do Penrith

Kit O’Malley and Shelley Cootes from Narrow Escape Rooms. Photo: Melinda Jane
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In the final edition of our Friday Five series, we take a look at the five things you simply must do in Penrith.

If you’ve never done them, get out there and do it!

5. Try an Escape Room

Escape rooms are an awesome way to kick-off a night out with friends, or for team-building.

Penrith has two escape rooms – save the world from alien invasion at Narrow Escape Rooms, or get ready for a mystery experience at Escape Room 51.

Pricing is reasonable and you’ll have plenty of fun – plus everyone can take part regardless of age or skillset.

4. Get a taste of Penrith’s new nightlife 

If you haven’t tried one of Penrith’s new bars yet, get out there this summer and experience the changing face of the city’s nightlife.

A modern, contemporary bar crawl has emerged – start at stylish wine bar Allan Grammar, grab a cocktail at Mr Watkins and finish the evening off with a nightcap at The Union Bar.

Want to continue the night afterwards? Hit up High Street Social, or head over the old faithful – Panthers.

Mr Watkins accepts an award last year.

3. Experience our history

Embrace Penrith’s past as well as its future by visiting some terrific historical tributes across the city.

Head to the Arms of Australia Inn at Emu Plains, a great place to discover local history with artefacts, photos, tours and more.

The kids will love the Museum of Fire, while the Museum of Printing allows you to take a trip back to letterpress printing.

An historic machine at the Museum of Printing in Penrith. Photo: Megan Dunn

2. Go to a Panthers game

If you’re a Penrith local and haven’t experienced a Panthers game, you need to fix that in 2020!

There’s nothing like being at Panthers Stadium for a big win, and there’s a great family atmosphere too.

Action returns to the venue in March next year.

Jarome Luai in action in 2019. Photo: Megan Dunn

1. Experience the Great River Walk

With the Yandhai bridge now in place and Emu Hall open for business, the river walk has become even better.

Whether you’re on your own, with a group of friends or out for a family stroll, the walk of around 6km is a great way to relax and unwind.

If you’ve never done the walk, put it on your must-do list for 2020.

The Yandhai Nepean Crossing. Photo: Melinda Jane

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